China's tissue paper export volume increased 31.8% year-over-year in Q1, with export value up by 53.1%; baby diapers accounted for the largest share of exports at 41.8%, while export volume for wet wipes decreased slightly: CIDPEX

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August 8, 2023 (press release) –

In the first quarter of 2023, China’s tissue paper market was still mainly export-oriented. According to customs statistics, both the export volume and the export value of tissue paper increased significantly compared with the same period last year. The export volume was 217,300 tons, up 31.82% year on year, and the export value increased by 53.07% year on year.

The total import volume of absorbent hygiene products has been decreasing year by year, and its impact on the industry has been continuously decreasing. The export volume maintained steady growth, reaching 287,100 tons, and the total export volume was much higher than the import volume. Baby diapers accounted for the largest share of exports, reaching 41.78% of total exports.

The imports of wet wipes in the first quarter of 2023 showed a trend of simultaneous decline in both volume and price, while the export volume decreased slightly by 8.75% year on year, and the average price of exported wet wipes increased by 21.73% over the same period in 2022.

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